Criticism of me and my research on SlateStarCodex’s subreddit

On the commentariat here, and why I don’t think I can be associated with this community, despite liking the blog. My reply, as found in the comments. Most of it seems to be just rewritten stuff from RationalWiki’s collection of inaccuracies. I repost my reply below here for prosperity, and also for those too lazy…

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Personal freedom and cognitive ability: OKCupid dataset replication

Noah Carl has been investigating the relationship between cognitive ability and political opinions aside from the usual confused 1-axis left-right model. Specifically, looking at the economic freedom and personal freedom axes (á la this test). He did this in two datasets so far, covering the UK and the US: Verbal intelligence is correlated with socially…

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Cognitive dysgenics in the OKCupid dataset: a few simple analyses

OKCupid dataset (not public right now, contact me if you want the password). Draft paper: osf.io/p9ixw/ I looked at whether there was evidence for cognitive dysgenics in the OKCupid dataset. The unrepresentativeness of the dataset is not much of a problem here: indeed we are very much interested in younger people looking to date since…

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US state IQs cannot be estimated from OKCupid data

In the interest of publishing null findings: I tried estimating US state IQs from the mean cognitive ability for users in the OKCupid dataset. However, this did not work out. This was a far shot to begin with due to massive self-selection and somewhat non-random sampling. Actually, what I really wanted was another way to…

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Review: Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) (Christian Rudder)

www.goodreads.com/book/show/21480734-dataclysm gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=9d2c0744b6bcce6ec9e67625125244a8 This good is based on the popular but discontinued OKTrends blog, but now apparently active again becus of the book release. There is some more info in the book than can be found on the blog, but overall there is much more on the blog. The book is short (300 pp) and written…

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